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Thomas Merrill FERRELL

(1844-1916)

FERRELL, Thomas Merrill, a Representative from New Jersey; born in Glassboro, Gloucester County, N.J., June 20, 1844; attended the common schools and completed an academic course; elected a member of the township committee in 1872 and 1873; president of Hollow Ware Glassworkers’ Association 1878-1883; member of the school board 1885-1890, serving as its president in 1887; member of the State house of assembly in 1879 and 1880; member of the State senate in 1880 and 1881; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1883-March 3, 1885); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1884 to the Forty-ninth Congress; employed as a glassware salesman; died in Glassboro, N.J., October 20, 1916; interment in Methodist Episcopal Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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